Combined Insurance Named Top Diversity Employer by Hispanic Network Magazine
GLENVIEW, Illinois, August 16, 2016
Hispanic Network Magazine (HNM) has named Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, as one of the top diversity employers in the nation for 2016. For the second straight year, HNM included Combined Insurance on its Best of the Best Lists, which identifies organizations that embrace a wide range of perspectives, attract the very best talent, and understand the demographics of the market place and its needs.
Combined Insurance introduced its Latino initiative in 2014, making a commitment to hire more bilingual sales agents and staff. Since that time, more than 400 bilingual sales agents have joined the organization. Additionally, in 2015 alone, 30 percent of the company’s new, corporate staff hires were bilingual in Spanish and English.
“The number of unemployed Hispanics in the U.S. continues to remain higher than the overall population. We commend organizations like Combined Insurance that are committed to and see the value in cultivating a diverse workforce,” says Mona Lisa Faris, Publisher and Founder of HNM.
HNM polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its 2016 Best of the Best lists, which recognize Top Diversity Employers, Supplier Diversity Programs, Disability-Friendly Companies, LGBT-Friendly Companies and MBA Programs. The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, and government agencies, and it is developed to provide a non-biased resource for job seekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies, and consumer groups.
“We are honored to be named as a top diversity employer by Hispanic Network Magazine for the second year in a row,” says Barbara Halverson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Combined Insurance. “This recognition validates the success of our Latino initiative, which is focused on hiring bilingual talent. The growth of our bilingual workforce has helped us to better serve our customers in the Hispanic/Latino community. It also demonstrates Combined Insurance’s value of being a leader in employing culturally diverse talent.”
In addition to being named to HNM’s Best of the Best List, Combined Insurance was also named a Top Veteran-Friendly Company by U.S. Veterans Magazine for the last three years, the number one Military Friendly® Employer in the country by G.I. Jobs magazine for the past two years, and the number one Military Spouse Friendly® Employer in 2016 by Military Spouse magazine.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of more than 90 years of success, Combined Insurance is one of Ward’s Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies and was named the number one Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine in 2015 and 2016. Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand.